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Chicago mayor defends her decision to work with federal agents but says they can’t ‘play police’ when ‘they don’t know the first thing about our city’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday defended her decision to collaborate with federal law enforcement agencies to address a spike in violent crime in Chicago. Shootings in Chicago have increased 75% year-over-year and murders are 78% higher in 2020 than they were in 2019, according to police statistics reported by […]
Chicago mayor defends her decision to work with federal agents but says they can’t ‘play police’ when ‘they don’t know the first thing about our city’
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls White House press secretary ‘Karen’

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, criticised Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, described her as “derelict” when it comes to dealing with crime. “The derelict mayor of Chicago should step up and ask for help, because she’s doing a very poor job of securing her streets,” McEnany said. […]
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls White House press secretary ‘Karen’
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Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a lawyer and the current mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay Black woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the US. In her 2020 commencement address, she challenges Northwestern University graduates to get energised in the name of public service and […]
Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’
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Ivanka Trump’s attempt to highlight gun violence in Chicago backfired when the city’s mayor slammed her misleading tweets as ‘nonsense’

Ivanka Trump’s efforts to spotlight gun violence in Chicago spectacularly backfired when the city’s mayor slammed her tweets on the matter as “nonsense” and said Trump didn’t have her facts straight. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the tweets mischaracterized the location where a shooting took place, got some of the numbers […]
Ivanka Trump’s attempt to highlight gun violence in Chicago backfired when the city’s mayor slammed her misleading tweets as ‘nonsense’